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Secret Schools: True Stories of the Determination to Learn



by
Heather Camlot

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Owlkids
Imprint
Owlkids
ISBN
9781771474603
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Punishment/Execution , Social Issue: Slavery in Historical Context , Violence: Child Abuse , Violence: Genocide
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Education goes undercover in this compelling look at some of the world’s most secretive schools through history.

Can you keep a secret? What if it meant hiding from your loved ones, sneaking out late at night, or risking imprisonment? And what if that secret was that you were going to school?

From covert classrooms created by enslaved Africans in the United States, to academic schools disguised as “sewing lessons” for women in Afghanistan, to espionage schools run by powerful governments, Secret Schools explores the hidden classrooms that have opened their doors so children and adults could learn.

Vivid linocut illustrations and interesting facts enhance the book’s 15 true stories of resilience and courage in the pursuit of education. Accompanying profiles for each story introduce readers to an important person who played a significant role in each secret school. Concluding with a look at inventive approaches to education in today’s world, this deep dive into clandestine learning will invite readers to think deeply about the meaning of education and the barriers many face in accessing it.

Notes. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Punishment/Execution , Social Issue: Slavery in Historical Context , Violence: Child Abuse , Violence: Genocide

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Dewey

379.2

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1150L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Education. Schools. Human rights. Oppression and resistance. Language and culture. Girls’ education. Espionage.

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